”Women Build Tech Too” W.TEC Makes a Big Statement at SMW Lagos 2020

Press Release:

W.TEC Hosts 2020 Social Media Week Event.

Lagos – Nigeria

March 1, 2020:

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC)hosted an event at the Social Media Week Lagos 2020.The event which was tagged: “Women Build Technology Too!”took place at the SMW Lagos Campus, Landmark Centre, Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

The Social Media Week is a global week-long programme, which takes place in several cities across the world simultaneously and which showcases the brightest and best minds discussing, exploring, debating and learning about the impact of social media on our lives.

Event Topic:   Women Build Technology Too!

Date:               Februrary 28, 2020.

Time:              2:30pm to 3:30pm

Venue:         Studio suite, Landmark Event center, Water Corporation drive, Victoria Island

The event facilitators were:

  1. Simi Olusola – Executive Director, Aspilos Foundation
  2. ToyosiAkerele – Ogunsiji – Founder, Rise Networks
  3. KafayatAdeoye – IT Support Specialist, Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative
  4. TemiladeAdelakun – STEM Advocate, Women in Tech enthusiast, University of Ibadan
  5. OreoluwaLesi – Executive Director, W.TEC

 

 

The W.TEC event, Women Build Technology Too!’’ taught the participants the following majorly:

  1. How a lack of diversity shapes technology
  2. What gender equity in technology looks like
  3. Best practices in closing the gender gap
  4. How to ensure women stay in technology careers

 

Highlights of the Panel

Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji: Her views centred on women to do more to influence policy an institutional change which will systematically facilitate bringing more women.

Simisola Olusola: She centred on the individual working hard to making her space at the table. She also urged the men to support women achieve all their aspirations.

Temilade Adelakun: Her views centred on her journey to tech, stressing that youths  needs to have a broadened choices for future careers stressing that in her case she would have not found the tech space if not inspired in school.

Kafayat Adeoye: She butressed the point that more girls need to be introduced to technology early in school to dispel all the myths of girls and technology. By this she pointed out that empowering and inspiring more girls will eventually bring more women to the Nigerian tech

Oreoluwa Lesi: Our Executive Director, moderated the panelist session and Q&A session.

 

About W.TEC
The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation focused on encouraging girls to pursue technology careers and supporting both girls and women to use technology confidently for entrepreneurship and to speak about issues affecting their lives. We build the capacities of Nigerian girls and women, to increase their economic power and ability to speak about issues affecting their lives.
This is done through technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring, work placement and research. W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organizations.

W.TEC’s work is focused on nurturing the next generation of female technology creators, entrepreneurs and leaders. Our programmes include technology camps, after-school clubs, mentoring and research activities.

 

For more information about WOMEN BUILD TECHNOLOGY TOO!,get in touch with:

Contact Person:  Adeyemi Odutola (Communication Officer), 

+234.809.698.7541

Email: info@wtec.org.ng                       Website: www.wtec.org.ng

Twitter: @wteconline                            Facebook: @wteconlinepage

Instagram: @wteconline

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